The airline said by early May, it will fog aircraft before every flight, and said the disinfectant is “immediately safe to breathe and is similar to what hospitals and restaurants use to sanitize.”
At an event in Atlanta, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he thinks the U.S. government "has acted swiftly" in response to coronavirus.
"Of course, it's been difficult to understand the full scope of what's going on in China," Bastian said. "We made the decision to try to get out of China as soon as we could, return as many U.S. citizens and other travelers back to their home destinations, to get out of China -- which we've done over the last few weeks."
Delta stopped operating its China flights in early February and expected those flights to remain suspended until April 30. The U.S. government put in new stricter restrictions on travel from China, and other U.S. airlines have also suspended China flights.
"I think the best thing we can all do now is let China address this issue and try to keep as much physical distance from the disease as we can," Bastian said.
Delta donated $250,000 to the Red Cross Society of China, which is providing medical aid and education to help with the containment of coronavirus.